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OCTOBER 31

Children's Authors & Illustrators
1921 Adrienne Richard (Illinois-born Children's Author) Adrienne Richard Young-adult Authors
1932 Katherine Paterson (American Children's Author) Katherine Paterson Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1795 John Keats (English Poet) John Keats Poetry
1867 David Graham Phillips (Indiana-born Journalist) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Journalism American Collection
1875 Eugene Meyer (Los Angeles-born Publisher of The Washington Post: 1933-46) Los Angeles Authors & Illustrators Journalism The Washington Post
1902 Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Brazilian Poet and Journalist) Carlos Drummond de Andrade Journalism Poetry
1920 Dick Francis (Welsh Mystery Writer) Welsh Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1931 Dan Rather (Texas-born Broadcast Journalist Dan Rather Journalism Television
1950 Jane Pauley (Indiana-born Broadcast Journalist) Jane Pauley Journalism Television
1955 Susan Orlean (Ohio-born Journalist) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Journalism Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1988 John Houseman (Romanian-born American Actor, Director) John Houseman Actors Film History Channel Internet Movie Database
1991 Joseph Papp (New York City-born Theatrical Producer) New York City Performing Artists Stage and Theater Plays Internet Broadway Database
2000 Ring Lardner, Jr.(Chicago-born Author: M*A*S*H) Ring Lardner, Jr. American Authors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
2008 Studs Terkel (New York City-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Broadcaster) Studs Terkel Broadcast Journalism 1985 Pulitzer Prize for General non-Fiction
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1892 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adult Fiction History Channel

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